Dare County reports 15 new cases of COVID-19

By on November 29, 2020

Just one day after announcing only 3 new cases, the Dare County Department of Health and Human Services reported 15 new cases of COVID-19 on Nov. 29. Eleven of the new cases involve Dare County residents and four are non-residents. Seven of these cases involve people under 25 years old, six involve those between the ages of 25-49 and two involve individuals who are at least 65 years old. One of those senior citizens, a male, is hospitalized with the virus.

Here is a partial breakdown of the 1,053 cases of COVID-19 reported in Dare County since the beginning of the epidemic in March.  Of those cases, 669 (or 63.5%) have affected Dare County residents and 384 (36.5%) involved non-residents. There have been slightly more cases among females (550) than males (503). Looked at by age group, 320 infections affected those under 25 years of age; 360 affected those between 25 and 49; another 227 were among those between 50 and 64; and 146 were among those at least 65 years of age.


North Carolina

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported 3,820 new COVID-19 cases on Nov. 29. The number of people reported hospitalized with the virus today, 1,885, represents a new high. At the same time, the percentage of positive COVID tests out of all tests administered inched up again, to 8.6% percent.


Statewide NC coronavirus numbers on Nov. 29

Link to COVID-19 North Carolina Dashboard

  • Total reported NC cases – 361,778
  • New cases reported today – 3,820
  • Reported deaths – 5,240
  • Currently hospitalized – 1,885
  • Suspected COVID-19 cases hospitalized in past 24 hours – 260 (up 48 from yesterday)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 case hospitalized in past 24 hours – 245 (up 67 from yesterday)
  • Adults in ICU with COVID-19 – 454 (up 4 from yesterday)
  • Patients presumed to be recovered – 293,555  
  • Reported cases in Dare, Currituck and Hyde Counties – 1,566 (Dare 1,053, Currituck 328, Hyde 185)
  • Completed tests – 5,265,649
  • Daily percent positive tests – 8.6%

Note: Every morning, the NC Department of Health and Human Services posts updates the number of reported cases of coronavirus. That number reflects positive results from all tests, including the NC State Laboratory of Public Health and all hospital and commercial labs. There may be other reports, from the media and elsewhere, that will include different numbers during a given day, but this is an effective way of tracking numbers from the same source on a day-to-day basis.



  • Louise

    Enough is enough! Time to shut er down!

    Sunday, Nov 29 @ 8:41 pm
  • Ann

    Is the healthy department tracking so there is some information as to the primary ways this is being spread here ? Through parties, restaurant dining, or shopping? I have not seen any statistics on how the virus is mainly spreading in our community. It would be helpful to know.

    Monday, Nov 30 @ 2:39 pm
  • Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice

    Ann, the message from the county has been that much of the spread of COVID is due to relatively small gatherings of workers, friends and family members rather than larger venues. Every Friday on the county website, you can find a fairly detailed accounting of the week’s cases. It won’t tell you where people got infected, but it will tell you how many infections are connected to a s direct contact or whether it was through community spread.

    Monday, Nov 30 @ 7:01 pm